Why Do My Cake Sides Buckle When Baking?

Decorating By kentuckyjode Updated 19 Oct 2014 , 10:03pm by MBalaska

kentuckyjode Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 6:44pm
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Sometimes when i bake my cake and take them out of the pans, the sides sort of have buckled....there is like an indention all the way around the cake...what am I doing wrong??

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MimiFix Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 8:09pm
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Does this happen with all your cakes, or only one recipe? 

-K8memphis Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 9:12pm
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maybe batter is too wet or pan is too full

kentuckyjode Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 9:30pm
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AHappens on same recipe a white cake with mix, egg whites , sour cream, water and oil

-K8memphis Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 9:49pm
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Awhat size pan, what quantities on the ingredients -- have you allowed for cake mixes being smaller now?

WhimsyCakes Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 9:54pm
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I used to have this problem all the time!! What I finally figured out was I was using waaaaaay too much Pam spray around the edges to make sure my cake didn't stick to the sides of the pan! Well, after much research I discovered online somewhere that I was probably using too much non-stick spray. I stopped using Pam altogether and have never ever had this problem again!! I have always used parchment paper on the bottom of the cake pans, just never around the edges. I still don't. I just take a super sharp knife and run it along the edges before I turn the cake over. Works like a charm! Good luck!!

-K8memphis Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 9:57pm
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Await, no not the size of the pan but the ratio of batter to the size of the pan -- filling your pan half full as a rule and no more than 2/3 full -- yes?

MBalaska Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 10:03pm
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Originally Posted by kentuckyjode 

Happens on same recipe a white cake with mix, egg whites , sour cream, water and oil


This only happens when you make the WASC recipe?   How are you treating your pan before you put the batter in, parchment, grease & flower, commercial spray...........

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